Yosef: Shas will quit government if J'lem divided
Neta Sela
Published: 27.11.07, 01:07
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1. Get out of this government before - not after.
Avraham ,   NYC   (11.27.07)
2. are you waiting until the fool olmert signs an agreement?
dante ,   uk   (11.27.07)
3. to my fellow jews!
i will be glad to open up my home here in the usa inthe event of mass exodus owed to annoplis going
4. to all us wanderingjews get ready to leave once again
get ready to keep moving it seems
5. Leaving Occupied Lands Does not Spell Israel's Demise
Lev Bronstein ,   Moscow, Russia   (11.27.07)
The ending of the occupations and return of lands occupied by Israeli forces since 1967 does not mean the end of Israel, but instead it gives Israelis a chance to change its image in the world to one that does not immediately invite scorn. Who cares if some backward thinking Rabbi encourages Shas to leave the government, for I say good riddance and don’t let the door hit you on the way out of the Knesset. It is time for Israel to become a true democracy, one with a constitution that protects the equal rights of all Israeli citizens, one where religious freedom is protected but separated from the affairs of state, and one that may some day truly become a light unto nations. It is time for Israelis to take Israel back from the settlers and their extremist Rabbis, and finally become a nation that Jews all over the world can be proud of calling their homeland.
6. Once the agreement is signed it is too late
Mohammed   (11.27.07)
America will cut off all your weapons if you reject Olmerts offer to give up Jerusalem The we will unite Jerusalem under muslim rule
7. Buh bye now... Poland is eagerly awaiting your return.
Olej Gamur ,   formerly Israel   (11.27.07)
8. Re:4
Galut ,   Selah   (11.27.07)
Trust the lord Your G-d .... pray for the peace and unity of Jerusalem... G-d promised to defend Israel in Ezekiel 36 thur 40
9. Rav Yoseph
Rabbi Yakov Lazaros ,   USA   (11.27.07)
Rav Yoseph is safe to say this because he knows that Olmert will not divide Jerusalem. By implication he is also saying that if Olmert gives away the West Bank, then Shas will remain. What hypocrisy!
10. unless olmert throws them a few shekels
chaim schonbrun ,   brooklyn n.y   (11.27.07)
hey,olmert dont you worry,you will be able do give away jerusalem,and you dont have to worry about shas,just throw them a few shekels,and they will even sell their grandmothers together with jerusalem as a chareidi jew myself,i am utterly ashamed and disgusted at this so called religious party 'shas' how in heavens name could you support and sit in the same government,with this criminaly insane traitorous,evil delusional monster ehud olmert?
11. Yo Yousef, why were you opposed to partition before 1985?
Khalid ,   Gaza City   (11.27.07)
Hamas wasn't "created" until the '80's. Are we to assume that before that this Rabbi was perfectly fine with splitting Jerusalem ?
12. shas should quit now, before its too late
jack bauer   (11.27.07)
13. this is the stae of the $piritual leader?
Brooke   (11.27.07)
$ha$ must be dismantled, as well as Yisroel Beitenui and Netanyahu as Likud. Throw all the bums out!! Shame on them for allowing such a corrupt man to continue as Prime Minister!!
14. YOSEF is a Hypocrite or WORSE.
EGW ,   vancouver canada   (11.27.07)
Yosef is either a fool or a crafty hypocrite. Does he think that a SHAS threat to leave the Government will turn things BACKWARDS?? It has been the SHAS participation which has brought us to this BLACK, sorry day. And HE ALONE is to blame, not slime like Olmert, who is doing only what his nature makes him do. But YOSEF has been begged, and pleaded with for years already, to allow SHAS to oppose this corrupt, traitorous Government . And each time, time after time after time, he refused. Yisrael Beitenu is an insect of similiar calibre, although it's reasons are different. They don't profess to be either religious or Zionist, just greedy. So lets' celebrate the end of the State of the Jews, and welcome the burgeoning soon-to-be Muslim backwater.
15. Lev Bronstein #5 No to your Occupation bull crap
Brod ,   USA   (11.27.07)
Don't spew your Islamist-Jihadist/Antisemite occupation Bull crap. Judea and Samaria belong to Israel since ancient time-4000 years ago which Israel liberated from the Islamist-Jihadist occupiers in the War of 1967. Why would Israel let its enemies usurp its liberated biblical and historic homeland of Judea and Samaria? Why would Israel facilitate its demise by enabling its enemies to occupy its historic homeland and be closer to its heartland for their Katyushas? To Israel's enemies the usurpation is just the first step to enable them to fulfill their Manifesto that calls for the destruction of Israel.
16. Don't wait for dismemberment
Brod ,   USA   (11.27.07)
Don't wait for the wolves to usurp Israel's biblical and historic homeland before quiting and having new election. Prevention should be done now. Israel must never allow the wolves-Antisemites and Islamist-Jihadists, and the Chamberlains to dismember her tiny land and usurp her liberated biblical and historic homeland of Judea and Samaria. Israel needs Churchills to defend every inch of her land from the usurpation and occupation by Islamist-Jihadists.
17. Show courage. Leave the gov't TODAY!
Dan ,   US   (11.27.07)
18. SHAS, a religious party? What a joke, what a shame.
AK   (11.27.07)
Gready to the end. Olmert has already promissed Jerusalem and Judea to the Arabs. After the conference it will be too late to quit the government. Let's face it, In the box car it will be too late to quit the Judenrat.
19. #7 Poland? Grandparents of4 M Israeli Jews come from ME.
AK   (11.27.07)
20. #5 Lev Bronstein
DAVID ,   JUDEA   (11.27.07)
Do us a favor and stay of the vodka for a while it seems you are losing to many braincells. For someone living outside of Israel you seem to know all the answers for us here. With your buddy putin in power I would be very carefull to use the words freedom,democratic and backwards in any context. Why not clean up your own mess before sticking your nose in places it does not belong. Beyond any doubt you are clueless what it takes to be a light among nations, but living in a very dark nation like yours that is no surprise.
21. The Bible , 2 Chronicles 6 : 6
cristian negureanu ,   Bucharest , Romania   (11.27.07)
" But now I have chosen Jerusalem for my Name to be there " .
22. Good riddance, ayatollah
Secular Eagle   (11.27.07)
23. The Land of Israel
Micha Ben Avraham ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (11.27.07)
The Land of Israel belongs to the Children of Israel. Who are the Children of Israel? The Jews are!
24. Haredim
David ,   Yerushalayim   (11.27.07)
Haredim have security concerns but refuse to serve in the army. Thus, your opinions are worthless.
25. we are outnumbered -6 bil peeps 1 bil muslims
and 15 mil jews and 200x40 miles wide land compared to 22 arab nations and 1 bil of them vs small the math if they wanna clobber us they can and will
26. Jerusalem is already divided
Rich ,   Toronto, Canada   (11.27.07)
Arabs are on one side and Jews on the other.
Avraham ,   Netivot   (11.27.07)
28. to #6
R.Alakali ,   US   (11.27.07)
#1-Olmert has no mandate to give up anything, let alone Jerusalem. Therefore, he cannot sign anything that will hold up- his government will fold. #2- America can only cut off so much. Israel also supplies the US and buys from the US. Israel can sell their advanced technology to the Chinese, who want it very badly, and will pay handsome amounts for it, -which has the US extremely worried. So the US can only threaten only so far. #3- Israel has developed technology and weapons many decades beyond what the other nations have. The Arabs have no footing here. #4- Israel will take the entire middle east with her if pushed to that limit. Israel has several hundred nuclear weapons and delivery systems no other nation can crack. That is a known fact. Which means your own behind, as well as all other Arab nations will be fried-you will then have nothing. Welcome to GogUmoGog.
29. Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is a chacham a real genius!
Joseph P. ,   Jerusalem   (11.27.07)
Rabbi Yosef understands Olmert quite well and knows that all that matters to him is his position as PM. He's therefore threatening him that he'll lose his job if he dares do such a step. And for all who are upset that Shas is still in the government, as long as they can get money for the yeshivas, why leave? Quite smart indeed!
30. jerusalem division
abigail ,   uk   (11.27.07)
please pray ha-shem is with us and how could they seperate jerusalem>?g-d bless us jews and moshiac to come
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